Partial splenectomy in homozygous beta thalassaemia.


Partial splenectomy was performed on 30 patients with homozygous beta thalassaemia to reduce blood requirements and to avoid the risk of overwhelming postsplenectomy infections; 24 patients had thalassaemia major and six thalassaemia intermedia. Five patients received a high transfusion regimen before and after surgery and 25 a lower one. Follow up after… (More)


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